As Editor-in-Chief, it is my distinct honour and privilege to welcome you to Our Journal of Environmental and Toxicology Studies.
The Journal of Environmental and Toxicology Studies aims to spread knowledge and promote discussion through the publication of peer-reviewed, high quality research papers on all topics related to EcoToxicology. The open access journal is published by Insight Medical Publishing who hosts open access peer-reviewed journals as well as organizes conferences that hosts the work of researchers in a manner that exemplifies the highest standards in research integrity.
I would like to discuss about the types of environmental disasters which are the realization of hazards to serious impacts, damages and losses, initiating in some or the other environmental systems or resources. These are discussed under following:
- Geo-hydrological disasters
- Chemical accidents / disasters
- Industrial Environmental Disasters
- Climate Change & Disasters
Geo-hydrological disasters are the disaster incidences coming out of various earth and environmental - geological and hydrological processes, naturally or triggered by a man-made initiating event or phenomenon.
Chemical accidents are the failures, mishaps and natural processes of environmental releases of hazardous chemicals flammable/explosives, toxic, corrosive, radioactive, that may lead to a disasters of fire, explosion, etc and due to strong heat waves, shock waves etc. causing damage to life, property, buildings/structures, critical infrastructures, environmental resources and the public governance in general.
Industrial Environmental Disasters:
Many industries that are based on management of natural or man-made environmental resources, bio-products (agri/horti/forestry), water, land/soil, chemicals etc. and the structures, modifications, activities relating to these industrial processes, for example, water resource development projects like canal projects, dams, embankments, lakes, reservoirs, mining underground or open case, hydro-power projects, thermal power projects, with variety of risks for example, dam breach, upstream flooding, siltation, water-logging, soil salinization, fly-ash dam breach, leachate infiltration, tailing hill failures, acid mine drainage, slope instability, gas poisoning, etc.
Climate-Change and Disasters:
Climate-change, a phenomenon described as resultant global temperature rise, is known to have accelerated the melting of glaciers, and thus exacerbated the risks and likely disastrous consequences on the people and their land-uses. Besides this the increase in the incidence of abrupt variability in climate patterns has posed major threats to human environment. It often occurs in the form of heavy precipitation over shorter periods, unexpected lack of rain in certain areas, thus posing threats to life, property, natural resources and the livelihood support systems in the mountains.
Our Journal emphasizes high-level research and education. Original research articles, reviews, short communications, and letters to the editors in the fields of ecotoxicology are welcome. Every effort is made to have a speedy and critical peer-review process.
We always encourage new research works under the scope of our Environmental and Toxicology Studies Journal. (Tap on the link to submit a manuscript)
Environmental and Toxicology Studies Journal